The 8th Annual

Hot Potato 5K

& the 7th Annual Tater Tot Trot

Race Info


June 12, 2021

Hot Potato 5K @9:00am

Tater Tot Trot @ 8:15am


1152 West Mountain Road
Sacramento, PA  17968

The 1st Annual Virtual Hot Potato 5K & Tater Tot Trot

In order to comply with current PA Department of Health guidance, we may need to limit registriations for the in-person race.  Therefore, we are excited to offer the 1st Virtual Hot Potato 5K & Tater Tot Trot.  In order to participate, select the virtual options when registering.

Health & Safety Plan

The health and safety of our participants and volunteers is of the upmost importance.

Please click HERE to read our Health and Safety Plan.

Please click HERE to view and print our required Pandemic Self Declaration Form.

5k Age Groups

12 & Under









Tater Tot Trot
Age Groups:

5 & Under




Overall Male & Female Winners will receive a medal, trophy and $100 gift card.

Top 3 Male & Female in each 5k age group will receive: Gold Medal + $25 gift card, Silver Medal or Bronze Medal.
Top 3 Male & Female in each Tater Tot Trot age group will receive medals.

Prizes are distributed the day of the race. If you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, please visit the registration table. If you do not receive your prize the day of the race, your prize must be picked up in person at Sterman Masser Inc. (2 Fearnot Rd, Sacramento, PA) before July 10, 2021 or it will be forfeited.


Sterman Masser, Inc. is excited to host Hegins Valley’s 7th Annual Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk, which will again include the 6th Annual Tater Tot Trot for kids ages 12 and under. It is one of SMI’s core beliefs that community involvement is essential for the success and continued growth of the Hegins Valley community. In addition, one of our basic corporate commitments is: “To enhance the lives in our community by being the potato products company of choice." To fulfill these beliefs, we have been searching for a way to enhance our community in a larger way. The establishment of this race in 2013 has created what we hope will be a long-standing tradition while promoting a healthy lifestyle for our community.

With that in mind, the Tri-Valley Youth Activities Fund was established in 2015, a non-profit 501c(3) charitable organization.  The purpose of the TVYAF is: "To enhance the quality of life for all members of our community and surrounding areas by promoting, restoring and constructing the infrastructure needed to attract and retain the best and brightest so that the vitality of our region is sustained for generations to come." The TVYAF board awarded over $90,000 in grant monies raised from 2014 to 2018 to Tri-Valley youth and children associations.  

In 2019, the TVYAF board took another step forward in their mission by purchasing the former Fearnot Assemby of God church builiding and gym facility, establishing the Mountainside Community Center.  Proceeds from the 2019 and the upcoming 2020 race will go to refurbishing and maintaining this facility to help provide additional practice space for many of the youth organizations in our area.  The board will continue to look at ways to expand the use of Mountainside, benefitting all members of our community.


If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please download and complete this PDF form. Please submit your form and payment by April 24th to guarantee placement on T-Shirt or by May 15th to guarantee placement on banners.

2021 Tater Tot Trot Sponsors ($5000 or more)

2021 Platinum Sponsors ($2500 or more)

2021 Specialty Sponsor ($1500 or more)

Goodie Bag Sponsor

Mile Marker Sponsor

2021 Gold Sponsors ($1000 or more)

2021 Silver Sponsors ($500 or more)

2021 Bronze Sponsors ($250 or more)

2021 Friend Sponsors ($100 or more)

2020 Donation Sponsors ($50 or more)

  • Larry Wright

Thank you to all the anonymous and  in-kind donations, as well as the donations that were received via the registration website.

You all make this race possible.


Deadlines/Entry Fees:

February 21st – March 21st
March 22nd – April 18th
April 19th – June 9th
Day of Event
All Participants ages 13 to 18
All Participants 12 and Under
*NEW* Virtual Race†



1152 West Mountain Road
Sacramento, PA  17968

All participants who register before May 2nd will be guaranteed “The Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk” official T-shirt and Goodie Bag. Registrations received after this date will receive a Goodie Bag, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed.  We always try our best to have a shirt for everyone.

†Virtual Race participants may add a T-Shirt and/or Goodie Bag for an additional fee.  Please make sure to include your mailing address in your registration so we can send any purchased items to you. 

Pandemic Self-Declaration forms will need to be filled out and/or submitted at Morning Registration.

Participants can pick-up registration packets on day of event from 7:00am to 8:45am. 

Registrations will be accepted the day of race. Registration will close 20 minutes prior to the start of the race.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Students ages 13 to 18 should register using the "Hot Potato 5k and Tater Tot Trot" registration link. The $25 rate will be automatically applied for the appropriate age group.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Children ages 12 and under can sign up using the "Hot Potato 5k and Tater Tot Trot" registration link.  The $20 rate will be automatically applied for the appropriate age group.  Your child is invited to run in either the Hot Potato 5K or the Tater Tot Trot, or both; however be sure to select the appropriate option when asked which event he/she would like to participate in or be sure to inform the registration staff the day of the race so that we can be sure that your child's time is recorded.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Due to the Pandemic and current guidance from the PA Department of Health, we may need to restrict participation numbers.  Therefore a Wait List has been established if we reach our limit.  If you are on the Wait List, you can also sign up for the Virtual Race.  If a spot opens up on the In-Person race, we will apply your virtual fees to the In-Person race fees, including fees for T-shirts and Goodie Bags.  



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